Illamasqua DWS Nail Varnish Review, Photos, Swatches


Illamasqua DWS Nail Varnish

Illamasqua DWS Nail Varnish

Illamasqua DWS Nail Varnish ($14.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) is described as a “cement grey” with a cream finish. It’s a gorgeous shade of gray that doesn’t lean brown–it’s that perfect shade of gray skies. There’s a tinge of blue in it, but it’s very subtle and only picked up in really bright, direct light. Zoya’s Dove was the closest shade I could think of, but it leans browner–less blue.

The formula was exactly what I expect of Illamasqua: excellent. It’s thick without being goopy, so it delivers amazing color coverage–almost opaque in a single coat, though I did two here. It flows evenly across the nail without bubbling or streaking. I typically get a week of wear without minimal tip wear with Illamasqua’s polishes.

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Illamasqua DWS Nail Varnish


Illamasqua DWS Nail Varnish


Illamasqua DWS Nail Varnish


Illamasqua DWS Nail Varnish


Illamasqua DWS Nail Varnish


Illamasqua DWS Nail Varnish

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Product Availability

Illamasqua DWS $17.00/0.5 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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O no, this shade reminds me to much of the summer we’ve been having over here… I can’t remember what color the sky is supposed to be…

Major fan of this shade. This might be my first Illumenesque polish I finally get. I have to watch my pennies however as have major surgery coming up in Oct with my huge share to pay as well as 1 month of Residency Inn charges so I stay in the area post op per MD orders. But maybe I can sneak in another order from Sephora between now and then. It’s not the right shade I need to get however for Sept Ovarian Cancer Awareness. I am on a major hunt for the right teal/aqual for their shade.

Ooops spoke too soon – it’s there only on a gray color dot and description says CEMENT GRAY! It’s so not that. The blue really is coming through over the gray. I would never buy it not having see this swatch! I hate color chips!

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